Have posted about Barbara Sher before, quoting huge chunks of paragraphs from her book.
This next one is from her occasional email newsletter, and she is just so lovable. Always giving moi ‘aha’ moments.
This one is particularly funny, no matter how many times she wrote about this already.
“What’s a Scanner? Here’s how to know if you are one:
If you find you have loads of interests, that you’re curious and love learning new things, that the subjects that fascinate you are all over the map; if you hate the idea of being limited to any one thing because you’d miss all the others, you’re a Scanner.
If you wish you could find the One Right Thing but you fear you’ll never find a career (or a hobby!) that will remain interesting for very long…If you’re a sweetheart of a person, kind and friendly and childlike in some ways, and you like to help people or make the world a better place, you’re a Scanner.
If you wish you were born rich so you wouldn’t have to work at all, just so you could play forever with fascinating ideas and concepts and skills and never again have to do anything boring, If you find yourself wildly enthusiastic about something and you believe you’ll stay that way — but after awhile the enthusiasm dies down and you become excited about something else, If people call you a dilettante or flakey or a ‘hectic eclectic,’ (as one person wrote me), well then, you’re a Scanner.
And if you thought you were the only person like you and often wonder how you got so strange, you’re a Scanner.”